Dawn and Sean were married in a beautiful ceremony at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church and celebrated in a formal and elegant reception at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach! The couple’s wedding suited them perfectly as both Dawn and Sean are catholic and wanted their wedding ceremony to be traditional and meaningful to them as well as their families. Dawn wanted to be married somewhere in her home state of Florida and Clearwater Beach was the perfect choice not only for it’s gorgeous views but so that their out of town guests could be provided a wonderful vacation spot! It was a beautiful day for this amazing couple surrounded by their closest friends and family who traveled from all over to support the newlyweds on their special day!
I loved the story that the bride shared with us about how she and Sean met and how he proposed!
“After graduating college, we both moved to New York City to get our first jobs, he moved down from upstate New York and I moved up from Florida. After a few moths of odd jobs, I was a temp and he worked at a golf course, we randomly - and luckily - got our first real full time offers to work at a media planning company called PHD. We started two weeks apart in February and March 2010. We both joined the softball team right away, him because he is great at sports and loves to play everything, and me because my boss (Lane Sorkin who will be attendind) was the team captain and they needed more girls to play. Also, he lured me in via the social aspect because after the games we all went to a bar called Ship of Fools to hang out. We met on the softball team, the Birds, where Sean was elected MVP and I was elected MIP for learning how to throw a ball properly. Our fondest early dating memories are from hanging out after softball games on Randal's Island. We even had our first kiss after playoffs! We dated in secret for about a year while we worked together but it wasn't a well-kept secret and most people knew. Once Sean left the company we kept dating and 5 years later were engaged! For my 30th birthday last year, we planned a big trip to California. I wanted to go to Napa one day so Sean suggested we split up making the reservations, he'd make the first, I'd make the second and we would go from there. The first one was at a tiny family run winery called Viader. He made a reservation for first thing, 10:30am. When we arrived there was no one there except one other couple and we were seated at our own terrace for a private tasting. Having not been to a nice winery I thought this was the norm - not that he had reserved the space. After the tour and tasting, Sean got out his phone and fake called an Uber. He said one was on the way but a few minutes away so why don't we walk along the vineyard and take some pictures. Walking along, he stopped about half way and embarrassingly got out a selfie stick to take our photo because no one else was around. Afterwards he started a little speech of how glad he was PHD brought us together and so on (I don't actually remember anything once I saw him going into his pocket) and got down on one knee to propose! We spent the rest of an amazing day visiting different wineries and calling family members in between stops.”
Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Reardon!
Lead Photographer | Sarah McDonald
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford
Band/DJ | Grant Hemond
Bridesmaid Dresses | Weddington Way
Cake | Chantilly Cakes
Caterer | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach
Ceremony Site | St. Brendan’s Catholic Church
Event Planner | Simply Divine Events
Florist | 2 Birds
Hair Stylist | Collective Creations
Invitations | Debbie Hassan
Make-up Artist | Collective Creations
Reception Venue | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach
Videographer | Voila Cinematic
Wedding Gown | Romona Keveza